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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book by Anita Silvey
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Jun 21, 10

Recommended to Donna by: Read a review in Parade Magazine at Christmas
Recommended for: Lovers of Children's literature
Read from March 14 to June 21, 2010 — I own a copy

I love this “coffee-table” book! Filled with snippets from the stories we all love, powerful voices from all walks of life share their favorite childhood books.

What made the books important—those stories that caused us to imagine, to dream, to strive, to love, to play, to learn compassion, to open our eyes wider in awareness and to question? Connection, sharing…Brings a smile to my soul!!

I recall a beautiful poem that my grandma taught me—one I embraced and memorized as a child, and lived to my “best” as a new mom some 30 years ago…

RICHER THAN GOLD
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be --
I had a mother (parents) who read to me.
-- Strickland Gillilan (1869-1954)
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